Iron Horse Yakuza Kumicho Mountain Bike Review

5.00 out of 5
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on Jul 9, 2013
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November 1, 2013
Model/Year: 2008

Pros: This is a beast and is very tough as mentioned previously! It will take some hard beating & hard hits. It shreds and responds best with a 180 Totem fork than a 203 dual crown. All in all, either way it is an awesome beast ready to take on whatever you dish out. No wrenching single pivot simplicity.

Cons: NONE, but if any, it would be the limited room for rear shock replacement.

Recommendation: I strongly recommend this beast to anyone whom loves gravity fed and big hit shredding. It will handle it all and want more, and at a portion of the cost of the majority of DH/FR bikes on the market. Either set up this beast with a Progressive 5th Element cvt5 or Marzocchi Roco RC World Cup rear shock for the best ride. Run either a Fox 40 or Marzocchi 888 for a dual/triple crown or the RS Totem for a beast of a single crown fork. Too bad the son screwed up the Iron Horse company, one if not the best built single pivot frames.

February 5, 2009
Pros: This beast is very tough and will take a hard beating & hard hits. I have a race inspired build with 180mm single crown forks instead of the 203mm double crown forks. Feels smooth and relaxed when casually riding the trails and climbs pretty good for its class of MTB.

Cons: A little heavy in the nose with the stock Marzocchi 888.

Recommendation: I highly recommend this MTB for hardcore FR/DH, especially riders on a tight budget. I do not recommend purchasing for XC unless you lighten some of the weight. All around exceptional MTB!